How To Fix A Bike Puncture – Repairing An Inner Tube

Puncturing your tyre when you’re out riding can spell disaster. If you run out of tubes, or fancy saving a bit of cash, it’s worth knowing how to repair a punctured tyre.
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Repairing a puncture with a puncture repair kit may seem old school, but it’s an important skill to have. Whether you’re stuck out on a training ride, or just fancy saving your hard-earned cash, a couple of puncture repair patches can save the day.

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31 Responses to “How To Fix A Bike Puncture – Repairing An Inner Tube”

  1. …or coffee, if your're in Brazil or Finland ;)

  2. The Park Tool Vulcanizing Patch kit is the best in the world and super cheap also, picked mine up at local bike shop for just $2.00 and within a few minutes after locating the hole, the wheel was back on and I was riding again. Excellent value and they stay on forever and actually become part of the rubber.

  3. Much harder on a road bike tyre of course.

  4. Ran out of patches, put on some contact glue on the hole, waited till it was surface dry and then put duct tape over, a 2×2 inch piece, still good.
    Also, if you have regular contact glue you can glue on a piece of rubber cut out from an old inner tube. Other things may work as well.

  5. Where can u buy a patch

  6. Do you mind if I just grab a beer instead?

  7. can I pump it up straight after putting the patch on?

  8. Thank you for sharing this video. I will be patching my first puncture tomorrow. It is a double puncture.

  9. Great video! Is there a way to fix a picture that resulted from a side wall slash?

  10. i prefer Tea myself : ) coffee is harsh

  11. why do i have to wait to the glue get dry???? how Long ?

  12. When he said that snake bite punctures were common on mountain bikes I thought for a second that snakes biting people's bicycle tires was a common occurrence lmao

  13. It's a good idea to compress the patched area in a carpenter clamp with even surfaces after you apply the patch and let it dry for a few hours. I use 2 pieces of tile. The resulting bond is nearly impossible to fail.

  14. THANKS

  15. What happens when you use duct tape in repairing a puncture? #torqueback

  16. All these years and I never realized the plastic part peeled off…

  17. 1000 like 😊

  18. Fork flock fool good

  19. Just leave the plastic on. it stops the inner tube sticking to your tyre. no need for chalk

  20. Thanks for this

  21. thank u man i finaly fix my bike to go to school thanks man ⭐⭐⭐

  22. why cant tires be made out of full rubber

  23. thanks I stole a bike and now a did it=-O

  24. Thanks! Just got my first road bike in 25 years!! Its the same principle as when i was a "lad" but good to have a refresh! Thanks. Love the channel

  25. Why not just use two small ones instead of using a large one for two holes?..

  26. Check for second leaks after the repair as well, the bigger leak will stop small ones showing bubbles sometimes, until the bigger on is repaired.

  27. Very nice informative video, but at 4:30 it says to put grated chalk to prevent the glue from sticking to the inner tube. shouldn't it be to prevent it from sticking to the tyre?

  28. Coffee and teas not bad but in my case right now a beer

  29. "Or coffee if you're in the U.S." hahaha XD

  30. Can you cut the patch to be smaller as possible

  31. I have always done it virtually exactly as you do , possibly leaving it a little longer to glue dry, but one issue I always have is , as you have done, lifting the cellophane disturbs the edge, and although inevitably we will pad/fingernail that edge back down, we now have an imperfect raggedy-looking job…what I have seen on other videos here, is to leave the cellophane on, there is no downside to that,re-assemble everything, they say, and with time, such as next time rim/tyre is disturbed for other tyre/tube work, THEN remove it, in good time the whole job becomes so aged dry the cellophane will then lift off without creating that flawed edge.